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PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

According to the Kole District woman legislator Judith Alyek, this authority was suggested in the children’s Act that was passed two years ago.

Yesterday Judith Akello initiated a motion in Parliament urging Government to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.

Alyek told Parliament that children’s rights are greatly infringed upon by mainly close relatives, but no enabling laws are in place to address these issues.

However the State Minister for youth Florence Kiyingi said that plans are underway to resolve this gap.

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NSSF SINKS 578B INTO REAL ESTATE

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